Acupuncturist prepares to tap needle into patients hand

What is Dry Needling?

Dry needling is one of the most effective way of treatment of pain of muscular origin. In Dry Needling (Dry= without medicine) a solid, thin needle is inserted to the chosen site to achieve resolution of the condition and/or analgesia.

Physiotherapists all over the developed world practice dry needling. Pain specialists (Anaesthetists) also perform dry needling. In India only a handful people know the  science and art of dry needling. So learn it and stay ahead!

Is it same with  acupuncture?

The literary meaning of “acupuncture” is piercing with needle (Latin acus=needle). Yet  modern dry needling is completely different from acupuncture of Traditional Chinese Medicine, whose theories have limited physiological basis.

Scientific background of dry needling.

Superficial Dry Needling stimulates the A delta nerve fibers. This in turn activates enkephalinergic, serotonergic and nor-adrenergic inhibitory systems. Together they produce a very effective analgesia.

Additionally, deep dry needling works by mechanically disrupting the contracted knots of trigger points. LTR produced normalize the chemical environment of active Trigger point and diminish endplate noise associated with them.

COURSE CONTENTS

Physiological basis of dry needling

Procedures of dry needling

Superficial & Deep Dry Needling

Techniques

Choice of needle

Insertion skills

Clean field techniques

Indications, Contraindications

Precautions

Dangers

special considerations

Pain Referral pattern of muscles

Surface anatomy of target muscles and relevant relations: how to needle safely

Percutaneous nerve stimulation

Legal Issues of needling in India

HANDS ON TRAINING

· Needling of all commonly involved muscles and fascial structures.

· Percutaneous Electrical Nerve stimulation

Wish to learn more about needling?

To get a complete overview of Dry Needling  checkout the links below:

Basic overview

History

SDN

Indications

Contraindications

Dangers

Physiological Background

DN vs Acupuncture

PENS

Legalities involved

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